Früt of the Loom

City: 
Mount Clemens
Region: 
Michigan
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1966-1969
Associated Artists: 

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A rarity amongst a Detroit rock scene of the late 1960s more commonly identified with the proto-punk intensity of bands like the MC5 and the Stooges, Früt of the Loom instead embraced the psychedelic movement to its fullest; comprised of vocalist Panama Red, guitarist Crunchy Chrystals, bassist John Kozmo and drummer Snidely Whiplash, the group predated Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen as arguably the Motor City's first true hippie band, making their recorded debut in 1967 with the single "One Hand in Darkness." Later abbreviating their name to simply Früt, the quartet was a staple of the local live circuit throughout the remainder of the decade, but did not issue their debut LP Keep on Truckin' until 1971; Spoiled Rotten, released on Westbound a year later, was the group's swan song.

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Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
The Southbound Freeway 03/11/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Früt of the Loom 08/26/1967 Chatter Platter Detroit Michigan USA
Früt of the Loom 12/01/1967 U-D Student Union Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Canned Heat 02/23/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Jimi Hendrix Experience 03/24/1968 IMA Auditorium Flint Michigan USA
Früt of the Loom 04/19/1968 Club Limberlost Leonard Michigan USA
MC5 05/18/1968 The Loft Leonard Michigan USA
Saugatuck Pop Festival 07/04/1968 Pottawattamie Beach Saugatuck Michigan USA
MC5 07/07/1968 Mother's Romeo Michigan USA
The Amboy Dukes 07/24/1968 Mother's Romeo Michigan USA
Dharma 11/23/1968 Silverbell Hideout Auburn Hills Michigan USA
Rotary Connection / Teegarden & Van Winkle 01/18/1969 Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum Detroit Michigan USA
Madrigal 02/15/1969 Crow's Nest East St. Clair Shores Michigan USA
The Bob Seger System 02/28/1969 Bowen Field House Ypsilanti Michigan USA
Steppenwolf 03/01/1969 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Früt of the Loom 03/07/1969 Village Pub Birmingham Michigan USA
SRC 03/14/1969 Schoolcraft College Livonia Michigan USA
Detroit Pop Festival 04/07/1969 Olympia Stadium Detroit Michigan USA
Grand Rapids Pop Festival 04/08/1969 Welsh Auditorium Grand Rapids Michigan USA
Früt of the Loom 04/19/1969 Crow's Nest East St. Clair Shores Michigan USA
The Amboy Dukes 05/10/1969 Denby High School Detroit Michigan USA
The Amboy Dukes 05/17/1969 Edgewater Park Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Früt of the Loom 06/07/1969 Crow's Nest East St. Clair Shores Michigan USA
2nd Annual Saugatuck Pop Festival 07/05/1969 Pottawattamie Beach Saugatuck Michigan USA